The Weight of Ants by David Paquet, translated by Leanna Brodie
In this absurd and apocalyptic young-adult comedy filled with dazzling wit and wild imagination, two teenaged outsiders at “one of the worst schools in the country” seem to be the only ones who understand or care that the whole world is a mess. Joan responds by attacking everyone around her: Olivier retreats. But when they are forced to run against each other for student council, it unleashes their determination to change: the system, and themselves. Winner of the 2022 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama in French.
Cast size: 26 characters, can be played by four or more actors, with doubling